Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes (DR-1720)

Incident period: August 20, 2007 to August 28, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 27, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 26, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- The deadline to register for disaster assistance is just one month away. Ohioans affected by the August storms and flooding in Allen, Crawford, Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, Richland, Seneca and Wyandot counties have until Oct. 26, 2007, to apply with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA).
September 25, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- When FEMA community relations specialists discovered there were un-served Japanese workers in Ohio they went into overdrive. As part of their outreach to churches in the disaster area, the FEMA representatives discovered that there are about 400 Japanese-speaking workers in the Findlay, Ohio, area who knew little about FEMA or disaster assistance.
September 25, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- The Bucyrus Disaster Recovery Center will shift its main focus at close of business this Friday, Sept. 28, and become a Disaster Loan Outreach Center. That means representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are finishing up their work, while customer service representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will remain available to answer questions and provide help with applications for long-term, low-interest loans for homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes.
September 25, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- When it comes to Findlay's downtown business community, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is going the extra mile - literally. SBA customer services representatives are going door-to-door to explain disaster loans to local businesses. They seek out business owners who have not yet visited the local Business Assistance Center. "We do whatever it takes to get the word out," said Larry Bates, SBA team leader at the Business Assistance Center.
September 25, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- Some private nonprofit agencies affected by the August floods and storms may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. They include those that provide the public with education, utility services, irrigation, emergency aid, medical aid, rehabilitation, custodial care (such as for the aged and disabled), and other essential services of a governmental nature. Below is a summary of what kinds of aid may be available through what the Federal Emergency Management Agency terms its "Public Assistance" program.
September 24, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- A mitigation outreach team from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will set up shop in the Findlay Lowe's store starting Wednesday, showing people how to make their homes safer, and possibly reduce their insurance premiums. The Lowe's store is located at 1077 Bright Road, at Tiffin Avenue. Mitigation specialists will be there from Friday, Sept. 28 through Wednesday, Oct. 3. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The outreach team will not be there Monday, Oct. 1.

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